Premarital Counseling Colorado Springs CO

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Mr. David Petersen
David Petersen, MSW, MHA (LLC)
(719) 332-6767
10 Boulder Crescent, Ste 101F
Colorado Springs, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LAC
Licensed in Colorado
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Multicultural Issues, Runaways, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Immigration/Newcomer
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

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Melodie Mack
(719) 434-1088
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Career Development, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Maureen McLaughlin
(719) 329-1900
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Wanetta Hughes-Bise
(719) 233-4020
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Calvin Lidmark
(719) 325-6769
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish, French

Mrs. Melodie K. Mack , M.A., N.C.C
(719) 434-1088
1826 E.Platte Ave #223
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
ADHD,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Infertility or Adoption,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy
Gender
Female
Education
I received a Bachelors Degree from Regis University in psychology that was awarded in 2006. I received a Masters Degree in Counseling in May of 2009. I am working on furthering my education with sex therapy and Marriage & Family Certificates.
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Healing Hearts & Familes Counseling

Beverly R Saller
(719) 582-4989
Keys to Freedom Counseling & NeurofeedbackServices627 N. Weber Street
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Anxiety or Fears, Divorce
Qualification
School: Colorado Christian University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Earl H. Friesen, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
(719) 471-1225
10 Boulder Crescent, Suite 102F
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Impulse Control Disorders,Life Coaching
Gender
Male
Education
Masters degree from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. Undergraduate degree is from CA State University at Fullerton, majoring in Psychology. Education is an ongoing process for me, as I am always learning.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
LIFE SKILLS PLUS, INC.

Serendipity Counseling
(719) 659-4677
620 S. Cascade St Ste 101
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Insurance
Yes

Ms. Janice Black Msw Lsw
(719) 428-4339
The Parenting Center524 North Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Divorce
Qualification
School: San Diego State Univ. & Univ. of Calif. Riverside
Year of Graduation: 1979
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$40 - $60
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Operation TBI Freedom

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Happily Ever After: The Benefits of Premarital Counseling

Amanda McMahon Photography
Sure, you and your mate plan to live a long and healthy life together in wedded bliss. But are you equipped with the skills and tools needed to keep the spark ignited long after the wedding ceremony and wedding ceremony are over? Here, we talk with renowned marriage and family therapist counselor Paula Pile as she debunks the myths of premarital counseling and shares her secrets to lasting relationship.

Perfect Wedding Guide: What are premarital counseling and education? How are they different from therapy?
Paula Pile: Premarital Education is designed to give couples the skills that they need to have a successful marriage. Premarital counseling is similar except that it is offered usually with just one couple. Sometimes couples will go from pre- wedding ceremony education to counseling. They usually do this when after having taken the seminar they find one or two issues that they want to deal with that they believe that are unique to them. What those issues might be include such things as dealing with spiritual differences or blended family issues. Premarital therapy focuses on problems that the couples are having. Most couples do not need therapy. Premarital therapy is always available, if the couples need more in depth help than the educational seminars or counseling offer.
PWG: If the couple is happy why would they need to take a course or a seminar?

PP: Premarital courses give couples the skills that they need to navigate the rough waters. Planning a wedding ceremony and learning to deal with marriage stresses is a part of some of the best courses. Most couples get engaged when they are still in the infatuation or romantic love stages of a relationship. Their bodies are producing a lot of hormones that cause them to bond. These endorphins will not continue forever, and in fact last less than two years, so often after the excitement of the wedding ceremony is over they find themselves starting to struggle.
PWG: Weddings are expensive, this is an expense that most couples have not planned for is it worth it?

PP: A study was published in 2006 by Scott Stanley, P.R. Amato, and Howard Markham out of the University of Denver. They found that premarital education reduces the divorce rate of participants by thirty percent. These findings are significant, given that close to fifty percent of couples who marry will divorce. If you think about it, if your relationship works you will spend more time with your spouse than working at your paid employment. Most people would not enter in to a career without any instruction or preparation. One thing that couples need to think about is that there is no correlation between the amount of money spent on the wedding ceremony and marital happiness.
PWG: You helped to develop a course for premarital couples, what made you decide to do to put your time and energies in to that?
PP: I have been working with couples for over twenty five years and too often I see couples...

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